Aus Schulz's Lagebuch

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Title

Aus Schulz's Lagebuch

Subject

Satiric piece describing reaction to Pastrana

Description

Satiric response to Pastrana's performance at the Kroll establishment in Berlin.

Source

Kladderadatsch: Humoristisch-satyrisches Wochenblatt

Publisher

Univerersitäts-Bibliothek Heidelberg

Date

1857-11-08

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Language

German

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Newspaper article

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Translation by Asta McCarthy:

From Schultze's Diary, 11/5/57
This was the ugliest day of my life! I have seen a lot during my life time!

I have seen the corps- de-ballet close by, dressed as a prop mover for curiosity's sake, I have seen my early-days love again 30 years later, when fashion didn't play a role, and was not horrified; long ago I saw the Princess with a skull, and it left me cold. But what I saw now, live, - something like that does not exist! When I saw her at Kroll's, it seemed to press the air out of me, it closed my throat, and with surprise about the odd appearance of this Miss J.P. I have only one word: shame on the devil! If this is playfulness of nature, one would want to know what it looks like in earnest. If this Miss shows herself as such a misfit in public, what atrocity must she be in private.

I only asked myself: Does she, too, belong to the fair sex?
Oh, Caroline, wife, I see now how lucky I am to have you! What would have become of me, had I come to life on a desert island, and this Julia would have been given to me as my Eva. Forgive me if if I transgressed against your beauty; because despite your 50 and a little beard on your upper lip - you are an angel, a fairy, a true Venus compared to this Pastrana.

Rothschild, Rothschild! I admit: I believe you, too, could openly admit to what should not be heard.

By one from behind the curtain.

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Newspaper article

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Citation

“Aus Schulz's Lagebuch,” Julia Pastrana Online, accessed April 17, 2021, http://juliapastranaonline.com/items/show/50.

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